Health News Archive - July 25, 2009
DENVER, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), recently donated more than 250 pounds of goods to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for distribution to the citizens of Asaf, Iraq.
A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans.
WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu today made the following comment on the release of the President's Council of Economic Advisers' "Economic Effects of Health Care Reform on Small Businesses and Their Employees" report:"It's good to see the administration is continuing to address concerns of small businesses and healthcare -- the number one concern I hear from small businesses and advocates.
Two out of three doctors surveyed in Sweden said they refuse to circumcise boys because they consider it assault without the child's consent, sources said. The opposing doctors said they did not perform circumcisions unless the procedure was deemed medically necessary.
The Royal Council of Nursing in the United Kingdom says it has shifted its stance on assisted suicide from opposition to a neutral stance. Dr. Peter Carter, chief executive of the U.K.
University of Wisconsin Hospital staff appropriately handled a patient who died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a deadly brain disease, hospital officials said. The hospital this week notified 53 patients they have an extremely low risk of contracting the disease, despite being operated on with potentially contaminated surgical instruments used on the patient with the disease, The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday. The woman, in her 50s, died Tuesday at the hospital of what doctors called sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob, meaning it came out of the blue with no known cause, Dr.
LOS ANGELES, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security officers with SEIU who protect Kaiser Permanente hospitals nationwide voted overwhelmingly today to ratify their first-ever union contract.